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Company experiencing change, but for the better

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Former Employee - Inside Sales in Independence, OH
Former Employee - Inside Sales in Independence, OH

I worked at Lawson Products full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Management at the Cleveland Call Center has drastically improved
No cold calling, unless you uncover a prospect that you want to call
Co-workers are knowledgeable of the products
Casual work environment
Opportunity to earn high commissions
Work in tandem with outside sales team

Cons

Company wants 50 calls per day to accounts
Challenges with implementation of SAP system
Inventory management was an issue that was improving
Sales goals were often increased 20% from prior year, making it difficult to hit numbers
Only receive commission if you hit a certain percentage of your goal

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management in Cleveland was getting better. Very fair and professional call center manager. Advice to upper management would be to drive inside sales and outside sales partnering.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    20 plus years experience in outside sales.

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES

    I worked at Lawson Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Independent - did not have to punch a time card. Some products were exceptional. Didn't have to work in an office. Pay check was stable. Some product innovation.

    Cons

    Upper management changes constantly. Sales goals unachievable in a down economy. Pricing way out of line. Shipping costs passed on to customers killed many sales. Management just not in touch with reality. They act like Washington politicians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start implementing some of what made Lawson great many years ago. Superior training of sales force made for superior customer service in the field. Currently there is little to no training whatsoever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Reliable paycheck, co-workers and middle management good to work with.

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    Current Employee - Production Artist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Production Artist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lawson Products full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Transitioning to e-commerce and modern data management and inventory control systems. Opportunities for people with the skills to help with the shift in business model.

    Cons

    Going through major transition in corporate culture as they modernize infrastructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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